Issue of May 8, 2022

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Pilar placed under COMELEC control

Following reports of alleged bias of the police force, the Commission on Elections has placed under its control the town of Pilar, Abra following recommendations from Comelec-Cordillera and petitions from elected officials.

BIODIVERSITY THREATENED -- The continued expansion of commercial vegetable farms in the critical portions of Mount Pulag such as the mossy forest cover threatens biodiversity and ecosystem of the national park, which has a large diversity of flora and fauna, including many species endemic to the mountain, aside from being the tributary of major river systems in Northern Luzon. Concerned government agencies led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have infused huge resources for the protection and preservation of Mount Pulag over the decades. -- Harley Palangchao

The City Planning and Development Office and the City Engineering Office were asked to widen its study on the impending implementation of the project meant to redesign Session Road into a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare through the concept called “Green Walks Initiative”.

BUGUIAS, Benguet – The Benguet Electric Cooperative is ready to operate commercially its first power generation plant in this northern part of the province.

Campaign trail heats up in Baguio, Benguet
Campaign trail in most parts of the Cordillera, especially in Baguio City and Benguet, has been stepped up during the last few days ahead of the May 9 elections with no other candidate withdrawing from the race to endorse their rivals.
Historic Mt Data Hotel reopens
The historic Mount Data Hotel in Bauko, Mountain Province reopened with a new look on May 5 featuring modern updates while preserving its heritage.
BARANGAY HALL INAUGURATION --  The Bakakeng Central barangay hall was inaugurated on May 4 with city officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan gracing the occasion. A representative of Senator Bato dela Rosa, who funded the building construction, was also present to share an inspirational message. -- Neil Clark Ongchangco
FINAL TESTING AND SEALING -- Officials of the Commission Elections-Cordillera led by Director Ederlino Tabilas participated in the final testing and sealing of vote counting machines at the polling centers in La Trinidad, Benguet on May 6. The conduct of the FTS is to test the integrity and reliability of the VCMs during  occurrence of technical issues so these can be addressed immediately. -- Redjie Melvic Cawis

BONSAI PARADISE -- Located at Tulodan, Cattubo, Atok, Benguet, this carpet of bonsai cypress trees formed into a stunning landscape is a potential tourism come on in the municipality frequently visited by domestic and foreign tourists owing to its various flower farms. -- Amber Gale Depnag

FIRST AID TRAINING -- Student leaders of Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School in Bontoc, Mountain Province  participated in the three-day Basic Life Support and standard first aid training on April 28 to 30 facilitated by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.  -- Earle Dae L. Baniaga
ISO 14001:2015 RE- CERTIFICATION -- Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company in Mankayan, Benguet has been recommended for certification of the Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015), a testament to the company’s commitment to environmental protection. The EMS Certification was granted by TUV Nord Philippines, Inc, a member of the TUV Nord Group. -- Contributed photo
TEAM BAGSIK -- Philippine Sports Commission Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey visited members and coaches of the Muay Thai Association of the Philippines during their training at Benguet State University days before their flight to Vietnam for the 2022 Southeast Asian Games this month. -- MAP photo
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